Adult Education

Looking to grow in your faith, knowledge of Judaism, and/or learn Hebrew? Bet Shalom offers a wide range and variety of education opportunities! All of our Adult Education classes are online for the time being.
Links will be provided to join our classes.

Judaism 101

Judaism 101 is an introduction to the basics of Judaism and its history, customs, traditions, and philosophy. This course provides a broad overview and is for those interested in, or new to, Judaism, or anyone seeking to renew or enhance their Jewish knowledge.  For some, it is a partial fulfillment of the requirements of our conversion program and adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah program. This course provides an opportunity to explore many of the questions we have about Judaism, the Jewish people, and the Jewish way of life

Classes meet from 10:00-11:30am on the fourth Sunday of each month (September-May) and from 5:30-7:00pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month (June-August).

The first step is to meet with a Rabbi. Please email ajia.collins@betshalom.org to schedule an appointment prior to registering for the course.

Registration is ongoing throughout the year. To enroll CLICK HERE.

CLASS SCHEDULE (Sundays from 10:00-11:30am, unless otherwise specified.)

Sunday, September 19: Who Is a Jew? 
Sunday, October 17: Jewish History
Sunday, November 21: Jewish Literature
December 19: The December Dilemma

Sunday, January 16: Prayer
Sunday, February 20: Holidays
Sunday, March 20: Jewish Life Cycle
Sunday, April 17: Holocaust 
Sunday, May 15: Gender in Judaism
Tuesday, June 21: Israel, 5:30-7:00pm
Tuesday, July 19: American Judaism, 5:30-7:00pm
Tuesday, August 16: Ask the Rabbi, Ask the Cantor, 5:30-7:00pm


Weekly Torah Study

Have you ever wondered what is contained in the rest of the Tanach, our Hebrew Bible? Our weekly “Beyond Torah Study” session focuses on what comes after the Five Books of Moses comprised of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. Join fellow Bet Shalom members to study the rest of the story together.

This community of learners studies Biblical themes, history, content, and context. No experience is necessary, and you are welcome to join the group at any time. You may attend in-person or via Zoom.

If you have questions, email ajia.collins@betshalom.org

Weekly Torah Portion/Parashat Hashavua: Join clergy and fellow Bet Shalomians each week to discuss the weekly Torah portion. Everyone is welcome, and no experience is required. All texts are studied in English. You are welcome to bring your lunch. You may attend in-person or via Zoom.

If you have questions, email ajia.collins@betshalom.org